I just bought a copy of Inès de la Fressange's latest book entitled La Parisienne. Here in France she is, like many others in her position, a discreet bastion of good taste. You see her just enough to retain interest . . . and the woman knows what she's talking about.
|I had to giggle a bit when I opened the package though because bound in its rounded-edge, red pleather cover it looked a bit like a Bible, complete with gold stamping and a book mark.|
In this book, which is also translated into English under the title Parisian Chic, every subject is covered : fashion, make-up, home décor, etc. It's a rule-book you can follow to the letter or adapt to your own style. Necklace or earrings, never both! La Parisienne is full of photographs, not just of the correct ways to dress, but also where to shop, where to eat and where to be seen in Paris.
After the craze of how French women stay so thin (a lot of fat-free fromage blanc btw), it's nice to hear the voice of a such an authentic French woman in the mix.
This would make a nice gift for any friend in your life, moms included!